Perhaps the starting and end point in this exhibition is the Series Crossings Nos. 1-6
In Crossings No 1 above, 2004, a photograph of a stencilled Melbourne wall included two stencils – one of two children hand in hand, each with a gun in their free hand, the other the statement 'we are in this together'. Somewhat familiar images are often overlooked in their banality so the first stencil, an altered reproduction of a school crossing sign prompted the photographing over a decade of street signs around the world, particularly school crossings.
These images have come to hold deeper metaphorical significance of existence; the paths we take,
the events which cross our paths, the crossing over to the other side. Thus, the sensibility of this exhibition is framed.
Crossings I: Open Road,
Crossing II: Dead Ends,
Crossings III: Parallels,
Vinyl sticker on perspex over print transfer on card,
41 x 102 cm
Crossings IV: The ferryman, River Styx and other stuff,
Vinyl sticker on perspex over digital image on canvas,
41 x 102 cm
AstroBoy at the intersection of 2000 years of culture,
Digital image on canvas,
180 x 125 cm.